These Blueberry Bars, made with fresh blueberries, are the perfect summer treat. Made in a 9×13-inch pan, they’re great for sharing at a summer picnic, potluck, or BBQ.
Blueberries are one of my favorite things to bake with. I could eat Blueberry Cobbler or Blueberry Delight all day long and I love to add them to cornbread. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits to snack on too so I buy them frequently.
These bars are made from a simple, buttery crust flavored with cinnamon and just a hint of nutmeg. There’s also a cup of old-fashioned oats mixed in which really gives the bars a chewy texture. The dough is used for the crust on the bottom and to sprinkle on top.
I love the dark purple color the blueberries turn after they are baked. Just gorgeous!
One bite of these buttery sweet homemade Blueberry Bars and you’ll be ready for another!
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- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1 cup (2 sticks) cold butter, cut into cubes
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 3 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees and line a 13x9-inch baking pan with heavy-duty aluminum foil.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, 1/2 cup sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
- Add egg and scatter butter across the top. Cut butter in with a pastry blender until crumbly.
- Press half of flour mixture into prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar and cornstarch. Stir in blueberries and lemon juice.
- Spoon blueberry mixture over prepared crust.
- Crumble remaining flour mixture on top of blueberries.
- Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
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